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Read and Understand: 'What Katy Did' 2

In this worksheet, students read part of a chapter from the story 'What Katy Did' and answer questions to check their understanding of the text's meaning.

'Read and Understand: 'What Katy Did' 2' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 2

Curriculum topic:   Reading: Comprehension

Curriculum subtopic:   Explore Meaning

Difficulty level:  

Worksheet Overview

QUESTION 1 of 10

Read the next part of Chapter One of ‘What Katy Did.'

While you read, think about any new or unfamiliar words and see if you can work out what they mean by reading the whole sentence. Use a dictionary if you need help.

 

Then Dr. Carr was another person who worried her. He wished to have the children hardy and bold, and encouraged climbing and rough plays, in spite of the bumps and ragged clothes which resulted. In fact, there was just one half-hour of the day when Aunt Izzie was really satisfied about her charges, and that was the half-hour before breakfast, when she had made a law that they were all to sit in their little chairs and learn the Bible verse for the day. At this time she looked at them with pleased eyes, they were all so spick and span, with such nicely-brushed jackets and such neatly-combed hair. But the moment the bell rang her comfort was over. From that time on, they were what she called "not fit to be seen." The neighbors pitied her very much. They used to count the sixty stiff white pantalette legs hung out to dry every Monday morning, and say to each other what a sight of washing those children made, and what a chore it must be for poor Miss Carr to keep them so nice. But poor Miss Carr didn't think them at all nice; that was the worst of it.

 

"Clover, go up stairs and wash your hands! Dorry, pick your hat off the floor and hang it on the nail! Not that nail—the third nail from the corner!" These were the kind of things Aunt Izzie was saying all day long. The children minded her pretty well, but they didn't exactly love her, I fear. They called her "Aunt Izzie" always, never "Aunty." Boys and girls will know what that meant.

 

I want to show you the little Carrs, and I don't know that I could ever have a better chance than one day when five out of the six were perched on top of the ice-house, like chickens on a roost. This ice-house was one of their favorite places. It was only a low roof set over a hole in the ground, and, as it stood in the middle of the side-yard, it always seemed to the children that the shortest road to every place was up one of its slopes and down the other. They also liked to mount to the ridge-pole, and then, still keeping the sitting position, to let go, and scrape slowly down over the warm shingles to the ground. It was bad for their shoes and trousers, of course, but what of that? Shoes and trousers, and clothes generally, were Aunt Izzie's affair; theirs was to slide and enjoy themselves.

 

Select two orders that Aunt Izzie gave the children.

 

Pick your hat off the floor and hang it on the nail!

Go to bed!

Wash your hands!

How was Aunt Izzie related to Dr Carr?

 

Cousin

Sister

Daughter

How did Dr Carr like the children to behave?

hard and bold

shy and quiet

loud and brave

What kind of games did he encourage?

 

reading and writing

singing and dancing

climbing and rough play

What ‘law’ did Aunt Izzie enforce before breakfast?

 

 

Reading the Bible for half an hour

Doing handstands

Washing up

What are the names of the two children introduced in this part of the chapter?

 

Rachel and Joey

Clover and Dorry

Bill and Ben

On what day of the week did Aunt Izzie hang the family’s clothes on the washing line?

 

Sunday

Monday

Tuesday

How many children were perched on the top of the ice house?

 

Two

Four

Five

  • Question 1

Select two orders that Aunt Izzie gave the children.

 

CORRECT ANSWER
Pick your hat off the floor and hang it on the nail!
Wash your hands!
EDDIE SAYS
Lets do this! When answering questions about a text it is important to read through the text at least twice. Once you have read the question scan back through the text if needed to find the answer. The answers are always in the text we just have to find them! You can do this!
  • Question 2

How was Aunt Izzie related to Dr Carr?

 

CORRECT ANSWER
Sister
EDDIE SAYS
Great effort! Think about her name 'Aunt Lizzie'. We can say that she is the sister of 'Dr Carr' as she has been given the title of 'Aunt' to the children. Your aunt is the sister of either your mother or your father. In this case we can rule out the other two options.
  • Question 3

How did Dr Carr like the children to behave?

CORRECT ANSWER
hard and bold
EDDIE SAYS
Again here look back through the text and scan the information for 'Dr Carr'. In the first line we can see it says; "He wished to have the children hardy and bold". The answers will always be in the text we just need to scan the text to find it. You've got this!
  • Question 4

What kind of games did he encourage?

 

CORRECT ANSWER
climbing and rough play
EDDIE SAYS
It could be a good idea to print the text out so you have it in front of you. You could highlight the answers as you find them. You will see in the first line the text tells us "He wished to have the children hardy and bold, and encouraged climbing and rough plays".
  • Question 5

What ‘law’ did Aunt Izzie enforce before breakfast?

 

 

CORRECT ANSWER
Reading the Bible for half an hour
EDDIE SAYS
High five for effort! Remember it is so important to look back through the text to find the answers. In the first paragraph the text describes how 'Aunt Lizzie' enjoys the mornings. It is in this part we find out that she sets a rule that the children have to read the Bible. Keep going super star!
  • Question 6

What are the names of the two children introduced in this part of the chapter?

 

CORRECT ANSWER
Clover and Dorry
EDDIE SAYS
Did you get it right? If you look back in the text 'Aunt Lizzie' uses these names when giving orders.
  • Question 7

On what day of the week did Aunt Izzie hang the family’s clothes on the washing line?

 

CORRECT ANSWER
Monday
EDDIE SAYS
You getting the hang of this? The more you look back over the text the better you get to know it. The correct answer is Monday. We know this because it says, "They used to count the sixty stiff white pantalette legs hung out to dry every Monday morning".
  • Question 8

How many children were perched on the top of the ice house?

 

CORRECT ANSWER
Five
EDDIE SAYS
Super effort! The text tells us in the third paragraph that there were " five out of the six" children on the ice house.
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